It is with a very heavy heart to announce that Anthony “Tony” Ricciardulli, 81, passed away on March 12, 2019 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on May 15, 1937, to John and Edith Ricciardulli.
Tony was preceded in death by his father, John Ricciardulli, Mother Edith Ricciardulli, Brother John Ricciardulli Jr, Nephew John Ricciardulli III and Wife Patricia Acone-Ricciardulli of NJ.
A Korean War Veteran, a successful Salesman and a gambler in every way in life, he was a proud Italian-American who lived unapologetically, without reserve and was known everywhere he went, immediately becoming the center of attention in any situation. However, his most valued and prized accomplishments in life were his two children.
Tony is survived by his daughter, Dana Ricciardulli and his son Anthony “Tony” Ricciardulli Jr. as well as his niece Rayna Ricciardulli and two great nephews Anthony and Michael.
Family, Friends and those who Tony touched are invited to Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33711 on Monday March 18, 2019 from 11am -1pm immediately followed by prayer services from 1-1:30pm.